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BS EN 1492-2:2000+A1:2008


Textile slings. Safety. Roundslings, made of man-made fibres, for general purpose use (British Standard)

This European Standard specifies the requirements related to safety, including methods of rating and testing roundslings up to 40 tonnes working load limit (in straight lift) and two-, three-, and four-leg roundsling assemblies, with or without fittings, made of polyamide, polyester and polypropylene. The roundslings covered by this Part of EN 1492 are intended for general purpose lifting operations, i.e. when used for lifting objects, materials or goods which require no deviations from the requirements, safety factors or WLL's specified. Lifting operations not covered by this standard include the lifting of persons, potentially dangerous materials such as molten metal and acids, glass sheets, fissile materials, nuclear reactors and where special conditions apply. Roundslings conforming to this European Standard are suitable for use and storage in the following temperature ranges: a) polyester and polyamide: -40 °C to 100 °C, b) polypropylene: -40 °C to 80 °C This European Standard does not apply to the types of roundsling indicated below: a) roundslings designed for securing or lashing of cargoes to each other on pallets and platforms or in vehicles; b) slings of tubular webbing without filling. This European Standard deals with the technical requirements to minimize the hazards listed in clause 4 which can arise during the use of roundslings when carried out in accordance with the instructions and specifications given by the manufacturer or authorized representative.
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